Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway (Construction and Allied Trades) YG.xml Introduction to Construction trades

Qualifications and courses Study options
Study construction

ProgrammeFull time - 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Qualification name

Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway (YG Introduction to Construction Trades) Please Enquire

Programme code



NZQF Credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch - Ensors Road

Vocational Pathways

Construction & Infrastructure

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Programme Content

Youth Guarantee programmes are a great way to learn practial skills and gain a qualification. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school.

Sample a range of construction trades with this hands-on introductory programme.

This programme provides an introduction to a range of construction trade areas. You'll learn skills such as the correct use of hand and portable power tools and get hands-on experience with a variety of practical projects.

At the completion of the programme you'll be able to make an informed decision about your next step towards further study or a career.

You will be awarded the NZQF credits for this programme.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you can apply to study regardless of the qualifications you've achieved at school.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete:

  • A Youth Guarantee application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

This programme can lead you into a range of careers such as carpentry, joinery, furniture making, painting and decorating or plasterboard.

Study pathways

On completion of this programme you can enrol for further study in your chosen trade.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
26625 Actively participate in spoken interactions 1 4 4
26624 Read texts with understanding 1 3 3
26622 Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience 1 3 3
26627 Use measurement to solve problems 3 3 3
26626 Interpret statistical information for a purpose 3 3 3
26623 Use number to solve problems 3 4 4
24352 Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in the construction of a BCATS project 1 2 2
24350 Identify, select, maintain, and use portable power tools for BCATS projects 1 6 6
12927 Identify, select, maintain, and use hand tools for BCATS projects 3 6 6
24351 Demonstrate knowledge of and use specified fixed machinery 1 6 6
12932 Construct timber garden furniture and items of basic construction equipment as a BCATS projects 3 8 8
9786 Set and operate a sanding machine to sand shaped furniture components 4 2 2
18917 Construct hand joints for furniture 2 3 3
25329 Demonstrate knowledge of the interior systems industry within a BCATS environment 1 2 2
25332 Demonstrate knowledge of the painting and decorating industry within a BCATS environment 1 2 2
25067 Perform basic residential painting and decorating under supervision 1 5 5
27401 Use painting and decorating tools and equipment 2 6 6
24356 Apply elementary workshop procedures and processes for BCATS projects 1 8 8
24357 Receive instructions and communicate information in relation to BCATS projects 1 4 4
12938 Lay paving blocks as a BCATS project 3 4 4